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Friends took us here, and I must admit I was a bit uncertain of what to expect. However, we had excellent commentary in English and I was blown away by this planetarium, which is still functioning extremely accurately well over 200 years later!
I was there with my two boys. We liked most the planetary watch at the ceiling. It is fully mechanised by an incredible clockwork. Lots of details to be discovered and not really a traditional planetarium. This is a great place to spend a few...More
A fantastic find in a small town. Definitely not to be missed. A wonderful insight into local history and the life of a local genius. To think this was created over two hundred years ago is amazing.
Plenty of related exhibits here and a lovely...More
This was absolutely a 'don't miss'! It was amazing to hear the story of why this man created a planetarium on the ceiling of his home. We laughed at first, thinking of traditional planetariums, until we saw and heard the history. His alignment of planets...More
Such an amazing accomplishment for someone without a formal education. I was inspired by the fact that the planetarium has continued to be operational since it began in the 1700's. Our presentation about the room was also wonderful and in English!
If you are driving, before you visit, you must park your car. That is easier said than done. Most of the parking is canal side and between your parking space and the water there is not a lot of room. Once you get your car...More
This Planetarium is the oldest in the world....THE OLDEST! If you make the trek to Franeker to go here then please take the time to really enjoy and think about how and when this was built....it is simply amazing.
The museum is and old dutch house. The owner was an amateur atronomer and he made a very nice work in the ceiling. He made an orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) which is the oldes existing planetarium in the world.
If you want to learn how the planets,, the moon, the sun, the stars have a relationship with time on earth, this Planetarium is a "must experience". Step back in time and see how a brilliant family lived in this tiny house and accomodated an...More